[arch-dev-public] [signoff] pkgstats 2.1-1

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Sun Sep 19 12:32:55 EDT 2010

On Mon, 13 Sep 2010 13:05:26 +0200, Pierre Schmitz
<pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> pkgstats is neither in [core] or critical but nonetheless I'd like to
> get some positive feedback before moving it to extra and making an
> announcement.
> I have added a cronjob which is installed to /etc/cron.weekly and run
> as user nobody. This makes it an "install and forget" package and we'll
> get data regulary and just when we ask for it.
> Sending user data periodically to us is a critical thing. To decrease
> people's concerns (and mine) I have implemented it this way:
> * pkgstats will remain an optional package
> * the script is kept as easy as possible for people to see what it does
> * the cron is run as nobody and not root (anyone knows how to do this
> without sudo? no, su does not work it seems)
> * don't collect more data than is really needed for our work
> Greetings,
> Pierre

The new version no longer requires sudo. If there are no objections
I'll move this to extra once filesystem is in core.

Pierre Schmitz, https://users.archlinux.de/~pierre

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